The Townsville City Council announced that the grandstand at Riverway Stadium would be renamed the Andrew “Roy” Symonds grandstand in honor of the late cricketer.
Will, the little son of Symonds, became emotional when he described the significance of the grandstand at the announcement.
Will, the eight-year-old son of Andrew Symonds, was noticeably distraught as he cut the ribbon at the grandstand in Townsville named after his father. His daughter Chloe (right) stated that her father would have been pleased with their public speaking.
The grandstand at the local Riverway Stadium will be christened the Andrew “Roy” Symonds grandstand in honor of the late cricketer.
It’s a little surreal that it was named after dad. Will told the journalists, as reported by the Townsville Bulletin, that his father took him to nearby cricket nets to teach him how to play the game.
I miss everything. I only wish I could have bid him farewell. I recall being here frequently with him.
“This is something truly unique. I am going to remember this moment since I admire him so much. I will never forget this. He is always above me and looking down at me.’
Chloe, the 10-year-old daughter of Symonds, stated that it felt good to speak about her father and that she knew he would be proud of us for doing so.
Andrew would have been “very honored” to have a grandstand so near to his home named after him, according to Barbara, Symond’s mother.
It’s a little surreal that it was named after dad. Will Symonds remarked, “He would take me to the nearby cricket nets and we would spend countless hours teaching me how to play.”
Ms. Symonds, who had lost her husband just two years prior to her son’s passing, stated that the outpouring of community love and sympathy had assisted her in coping with the loss.
She remarked, “I’ve lost too many family members to say it’s easy, but it’s wonderful that we can celebrate his life.”
Jenny Hill, mayor of Townsville City Council, stated that the final design of the plaque has not yet been determined, as it would depend on cyclone safety rules, but that it will be a “fitting” monument once it is finished.
On May 14, Australian cricket legend Andrew Symonds was killed in a single-car accident at the age of 46.
The Australian cricketer died late at night in Hervey Range, 50 kilometers west of Townsville in far north Queensland, after his vehicle left the road and rolled after leaving the roadway. His two dogs, who were also in the vehicle, survived.
When spectators attempted to assist Symonds at the crash scene, the two cow dogs reportedly displayed a high level of territoriality and agitation.
Will Symonds, his ex-partner Laura Vidmar, Symonds’ sister Louise, Symonds’ mother Barbara, best friend Jimmy Maher, and daughter Chloe pay tribute to cricket icon Andrew Symonds alongside his dogs Buzz and Woody.
Despite the fact that she and Symonds had apparently been separated for almost a year before to his terrible death, his wife Laura Vidmar expressed her sorrow upon hearing the news.
She was mostly concerned about their children, whom she described as the spitting image and personality of their rascally father.
In May, Ms. Vidmar told News Corp, “We are still in shock; I can’t stop thinking about the two children.”
He was such a large individual, and there was so much of him in his children.
Symonds played 26 Tests, 198 One-Day Internationals, and 14 Twenty20 Internationals for Australia, including a pivotal role in the 2003 World Cup victory in South Africa and a maiden Test century against England in the 2006-07 Boxing Day Test at the MCG.
Chloe and Billy Symonds served beverages to the Australian team during their match against Zimbabwe.»Will Symonds pays tribute to father as Riverway Stadium grandstand is named after him«